I love Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum which is why I decided to give Memebox Nooni Moisture-On Deep Water Dual Moisturizing Toner a try. Granted, they are dupes of each other by any means but the bi-phase concept is the same which is what intrigued me about Moisture-On Deep Water Dual Moisturizing Toner.
Here’s my review and thoughts.
Memebox Nooni Moisture-On Deep Water Dual Moisturizing Toner arrives in a 10.4 oz bottle which will set you back $22 bucks. It’s a generously-sized amount of product at quite a good price.
Apparently, it contains 7 different oils from Jojoba, Macadamia, Green Tea, etc….these oils undergo a 120 hour fermanation process which boosts their hydration potency by 200 to 600% making them even more moisturizing and hydrating than when their were in the original form. This toner also apparently contains magnesium-rich deep sea water. Like some of these claims blow my mind up because I’m thinking well, is the deep sea water created in a lab somewhere or do they actually head out in a Steve Zissou submarine and harvest sea water. I’m mentally rolling my eyes sorry.
Now that I’ve ridiculed the product a little let’s get to the good stuff. For your info, it really does contain sea water in the ingredients list! Not sure if it’s “deep” sea water but it is in there. It also contains the fairly common hydrating glycerin and Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers which is fancy tech talk for skin conditioning agents. Cyclopentasiloxane aka silicone is present at the top of the list as well and deserves mentioning for those who are sensitive to silicones in their skincare. 1, 2-Hexanediol also great for hydrating! So far, we’re off to a pretty good start! There’s a ton of oils as well including jojoba, olive oil, etc…There’s also ceramide but it’s a lower content unfortunately.
So, as you can see the formula isn’t too shabby. It’s filled with a slew of great hydrating agents. Memebox markets it to hydrate skin but apparently also to control excess sebum. The idea is to remove excess oil from your skin while hydrating it and prepping it for skincare so that your serums, moisturizers, etc can absorb more easily and allow your skin to benefit from the nutrients in them.
I started using this after cleansing my face and I’m liking it although, it does leave my skin somewhat sticky and tacky after it sets. I wouldn’t say it’s super hydrating but it does prep for skincare quite well. I saturate a cotton pad with the toner, swipe across my face, allow it to settle, and follow up with my other skincare. At first swipe it leaves behind an oily-film but it dries down quickly and gives my skin a little bit of a tacky feel which is easily redeemed by applying my serum, moisturizer, both or either/or within a few minutes after application. It’s actually quite a nice toner as it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and removes any excess cleanser that might have been left behind while hydrating enough so that my other skincare will absorb more easily. It also leaves my skin feel supple and plush. I noticed a very subtle fresh scent but nothing dramatic.
This one is worth trying if you’re looking to add a toner to your current skincare routine. I liked it. The bi-phase formula is quite unique to toners that are on the market currently and it left my skin feeling lightly moist while prepping for my other skincare.
Memebox Nooni Moisture-On Deep Water Dual Moisturizing Toner is available now exclusively at ulta.com.